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Providence biofuel system featured on Manitoba Farm Journal
2016-04-19
 
In 2011 Providence established itself as a leader in the sustainable development sector with the installation of a biomass burner. The burner, and the school’s overall commitment to environmental sustainability, has been in the news ever since.
 
On Tuesday the Manitoba Farm Journal featured the use of cattails for biofuel at Providence. The program can be watched here.
 
“Burning something like cattails has the same heat value as wood or other fuel products,” says Richard Grosshans, Senior Research Scientist at the International Institute of Sustainable Development. And, he adds, the cattail product packs numerous other benefits, including carbon reduction, phosphorus capture and renewal, and increased biodiversity.
 
Providence first burned cattails for energy in January 2016.
 
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